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Regency Sponsor Rayad Al-Emadi to Race in Andalucia

August 24, 2015

Regency Group Holding, the official sponsor of Qatari motorbike racer Rayad al Emadi, has announced that the sportsman will participate in the prestigious Andalucía international motorbike race on 29th August.

Al Emadi had been training for the championship in Spain for the past five months after being handpicked by world champion coach David Garcia to train alongside top racer Tito Rabat.

Rayad Al Emadi said that he is counting down the days until the championship when his hard work will hopefully pay of and he will take one of the top spots in the prestigious race. But it hasn’t been an easy journey for the racer. Al Emadi said: “I’ve been preparing for this race for months and months. I’ve been getting up at 5:30 am every morning to train at the circuit, which is 70km away from where I’ve been staying in Almeria. Training starts at 7 am daily and continues for 3 hours, after which I go to the gym for 2.5 hours to ensure that I’m as fit and healthy as I possibly can be.”

Success in the Andalucia championship will undoubtedly be a great achievement for the Qatari sportsman, but the race is by no means the end of the road for Al Emadi who has aspirations of one day becoming world champion.


Mövenpick Hotel Plans Daily Ramadan Iftars

June 15, 2015

This Ramadan, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha will be hosting daily Ramadan Iftars at its main restaurant, ForKnife.

The buffet will feature an array of international dishes, with a focus on Ramadan favourites and local Qatari cuisine.

Capturing the traditional spirit of Ramadan but with a modern twist, ForKnife restaurant will be transformed into a Ramadan paradise, with special decorations and a Ramadan theme to celebrate the Holy Month.

“Ramadan is the time to strengthen family and community ties. Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha invites you to seal the bonds those bonds by bringing your family and friends and even business partners to our restaurant. Our hotel’s dedicated service team will make sure you’re as comfortable as possible,” a statement from the hotel said.

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha will be offering special prices for groups and early bird bookings.

Qatari Motor Racer Handpicked by World Champion Coach

June 3rd, 2015

Qatari motor racer Rayad Ibrahim Asad Al Emadi has been handpicked by world champion coach David Garcia to train alongside top racer Tito Rabat in Spain.

Al Emadi’s current lap time is pegged at an impressive 1:46.
Garcia says that he is committed to helping Al Emadi to become a world class racer and is personally training him at his Almeria Circuit in Spain - a training hub known for producing some of the greatest racers from around the world.

Garcia says that he chose to train Al Emadi over other European talents as he saw great potential in the Qatari racer and is confident that he can become a world champion.

Al Emadi is the only Qatari racer who qualified to race in the prestigious Campeonato de Andalucía de Motociclismo in Spain this year. Al Emadi aims to qualify for the world championships by 2016, and has aspirations of one day becoming world champion.

His excellent performance on the track has earned him the trust and backing of Regency Group Holding, one of Qatar’s oldest and largest business entities.

Regency Group Holding has provided the racer with a five-year training development program, courtesy of B/Attitude wellness center, to ensure that he reaches his peak during competitions. The program includes a strict fitness, nutrition and relaxation regime aimed at improving the athlete’s strength, endurance and flexibility.

“Sport is particularly important for Regency Group Holding as it’s linked to one’s social development, as highlighted in Qatar National Vision 2030. Sport provides great opportunities to break down barriers and work towards a common goal, regardless of one’s culture.” said RGH Vice President Hassan Ibrahim Al Asmakh.

“We want to use this partnership to inspire more young people to get involved in sports, and to recognize that if they set themselves a goal and work to achieve it, they can reach incredible heights,” added Mr Hassan Al-Asmakh.

Al Emadi’s impressive talent and dedication may help him to achieve his goals but with new opportunities come added pressures. Al Emadi is confident that with even more support and extra sponsorship deals he could perform even better on the track.

Regency Travel and Tours Partner, Cebu Pacific, Launches First Ever Direct Flights between Doha and Manila

June 6th, 2015

Regency Travel and Tours, Qatar’s leading travel agency, is proud to announce that its partner, Cebu Pacific, has become the first Philippine carrier to launch direct flights between Doha and Manila. The first flight arrived at Hamad International Airport yesterday, with flights due to depart twice a week. The non-stop service leaves Doha every Tuesday and Friday at 4:15am, arriving in Manila at 6:35pm. The return flight departs Manila every Monday and Thursday at 9:35pm, arriving in Doha at 2:45am the next day.

CEB’s lowest year-round fares between Manila and Doha start at QAR688, which is approximately 50% lower than other airlines. This new route will utilise CEB’s brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which caters for 436 passengers (all economy class seats). Hot meals, seats with extra legroom and onboard Wi-Fi are just a few of the extra services that can be added to the fare.

CEB also offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests who wish to take advantage of CEB’s extensive Philippine network.

Mr Tareq Abdullatif Taha, CEO of Regency Travel and Tours stated, “Regency Travel and Tours is proud to be appointed as the GSA for Cebu Pacific airlines. We are committed to serving every community living in Qatar, of which the Filipino community is an integral part. We are delighted at the prospect of serving the Filipino community by offering reliable and yet affordable flights, delivered to the high standard that Regency Travel and Tours is known for. The association with Cebu Pacific adds substantial value to our existing low cost carrier options and also reflects the increased demand for low-cost travel.” The route will serve over 260,000 Filipinos in Qatar, based on stock estimates provided by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (2009).

Qatar has the third-largest Filipino community in the Middle East. CEB already serves the other two key markets for Filipino expats: United Arab Emirates via direct flights to Dubai, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Riyadh. CEB is also the only airline flying direct between Manila and Kuwait.

CEB General Manager for Long-Haul Division Alex Reyes said, “It is CEB’s priority to maintain a strong presence in the region, where we are able to reach and serve large Filipino communities.”

For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit or call Regency Travel at +974-4434-4421.The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official @CebuPacificAir Facebook and Twitter pages.